Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

ABEL TAMEZ, JR
ABEL TAMEZ, JR Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years
LEFT BAY CITY IN SEPTEMBER 1972 TO JOIN THE US ARMY FOR 3 YEARS. ENDED UP STAYING 22 YEARS AND RETIRED AS FIRST SERGEANT. WENT TO DESERT STORM. BEEN LIVING IN SAN ANTONIO SINCE 1994.
abel tamez, jr.
abel tamez, jr. Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years
Sep 72 thru Mar 94. Served 4 tours in Germany, 1 tour in Saudi Arabia//Iraq (Desert Shield/Desert Storm). Stationed in Texas, Florida, Massachusetts and New Jersey also. Served 7 years in the MP Corps and 15 years in the AG Corps. Retired as a First Sergeant/Master Sergeant (E-8).
Allen Fritzsching
Allen Fritzsching Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years
Currently serving as a Command Sergeant Major for a third tour in Iraq.
Bill Luder
Bill Luder Class of 1961
Army, 2 Years
Ft. Polk La. Ft. Meyer Va. Camp Carroll South Korea Ft. Hood Tx. July 1966 thru July 1968.Rank Spec. 5
Charles L Jones
Charles L Jones Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years
navy chief petty officer aviation warfare specialist production control supervisor
David Clarke
David Clarke Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years
Moved from Bay City to Mississippi in '65. Graduated there. Drafted in '68. Spent a year in Deutchland (ran into Doug Ingram there). 38 years later, I'm still tryin' to figure it out.
David Webster
David Webster Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years
Spent 25 years in the service
Eleanor J. Catchfield
Eleanor J. Catchfield Class of 1974
Army, 2 Years
Clerk Typist
James A. Mulligan, Jr.
James A. Mulligan, Jr. Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years
Neuropsychiatric Corpsman severed San Diego Naval Hospital and USS Repose in Vietnam 1969-1970.
James A. Mulligan, Jr.
James A. Mulligan, Jr. Class of 1966
Army, 17 Years
1980 to 1997 retired after serving in Germany(2) Charleston AFB(4) Korea(3), Ft Sam Houston(1.5) Korea(2) Cameron Station(1) Ft Belvoir(1) HQ MTMC(2.5).
JAMES WATTS
JAMES WATTS Class of 1985
Air Force, 4 Years
SECURITY SPECIALIST
Javier Figueroa
Javier Figueroa Class of 1970
Army, 12 Years
Honorable Discharge as Staff Sargent Served in Vietnam as a doorgunner-1970-71 Air Defense Command Control Chief
Johnny Mack French
Johnny Mack French Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
Basic Training at Ft. Bless, Texas; Signal School at Ft. Monmouth, NJ; ComZ in Stuttgart, Germany; First Log Command Phu Bai, Vietnam SP/5 Squad Leader. Discharge June 26, 1970.
Juan Garza
Juan Garza Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years
Served in (SAC) Strategic Air Command Jet Engine Technician on bombers and fighter bombers - FB-111A, B52's, etc...
Kent McDonald
Kent McDonald Class of 1995
Army, 9 Years
Combat Engineer 12B20P AIRBORNE
Kristen Dement
Kristen Dement Class of 2009
Navy, 6 Years
Enlisted 2009-present.
Kurtis Shufflebarger
Kurtis Shufflebarger Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 16 Years
Kurtis left during our senior year and joined the Marines. Even if he did not grad. with us he is and always will be considered a part of our class and we thank him for helping us all enjoy our freedom.
Kurtis Shufflebarger
Kurtis Shufflebarger Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 16 Years
10 years as Scout Sniper and FO (Forward Observer) for 3rd Forces Recon, and last 6 with Special Operations in Okinawa, Japan.
Larry Mangum
Larry Mangum Class of 1976
Air Force, 4 Years
Joined USAF at 18 and went to Colorado and Utah.
Ricky Dunbar
Ricky Dunbar Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years
Senior Food Operations Sergeant or Dining Facility Manager

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Deceased Classmate of '67

Joanetta Smith (Watkins) died December 06, 2008.
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